Brard, Patty

Born as Petula Louise Brard on 25 March 1955 in Sorong, New Guinea. She moved to the Netherlands with her parents when she was eleven years old. Brard trained as an executive secretary at Schoevers. A short time later she was offered a job as a secretary at the public broadcaster. Here she was discovered in 1977 by Hans van Hemert and asked to join the newly formed girl group Luv’, consisting of three female singers, with which she had several national hits. In 1980 she left the group.

She moved to Los Angeles with her partner Carlo Nasi, and released three albums: All this way (1981), You’re in the pocket (1982) and Red Light (1986). Red Light featured a version of Dancing in the Dark. In January 1988, Brard was the cover girl of an issue of the Dutch edition of Playboy.

After her music career stalled, Patty moved towards TV, having presented a popular show on Dutch TV in the early Eighties already. She also did some acting in various Dutch productions. In 2005 she followed in Kim Wilde’s footsteps when she did a rigorous detox aided by colonic irrigations.